Schools Ranked by Graduation RatePage 4

The graduation rate is an indicator of success of a college’s student in attaining their educational goals. The figures are provided by the College Navigator database offered by the U.S. Department of Education. College Navigator defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students. We used the latest figures available, which are of students who began their studies in the fall of 2007 and who graduated within 150% of the normal time to program completion. (For example, for a four-year program, the graduation rate includes students who graduate within six years of beginning the program.)

College Navigator did not have graduation rate figures for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

  1. RankSchoolStudent to
    Faculty Ratio
    Graduation
    Rate
    Retention
    Rate
    Acceptance
    Rate
    Enrollment
    Rate
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    Default
    Rate
  2. Rank
    301
    School

    American National University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    11 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    27%
    Retention
    Rate
    N/A
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    11%
    Default
    Rate
    9%
  3. Rank
    302
    School

    Missouri Valley College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    25%
    Retention
    Rate
    44%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    22%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    86%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    99%
    Default
    Rate
    10%
  4. Rank
    303
    School

    University of Hawaii-West Oahu

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    20 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    25%
    Retention
    Rate
    68%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    43%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    38%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  5. Rank
    304
    School

    Jones College-Jacksonville

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    24%
    Retention
    Rate
    50%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    50%
    Default
    Rate
    15%
  6. Rank
    305
    School

    University of Advancing Technology

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    24 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    24%
    Retention
    Rate
    64%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    46%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  7. Rank
    306
    School

    Western Governors University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    41 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    24%
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  8. Rank
    307
    School

    Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    11 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    22%
    Retention
    Rate
    41%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    3%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  9. Rank
    308
    School

    Peirce College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    15 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    22%
    Retention
    Rate
    63%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    35%
    Default
    Rate
    14%
  10. Rank
    309
    School

    Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    19 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    20%
    Retention
    Rate
    40%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    26%
    Default
    Rate
    20%
  11. Rank
    310
    School

    University of Phoenix-Online Campus

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    38 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    20%
    Retention
    Rate
    35%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    19%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  12. Rank
    311
    School

    National American University-Rapid City

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    17%
    Retention
    Rate
    83%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    10%
    Default
    Rate
    21%
  13. Rank
    312
    School

    University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    21 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    16%
    Retention
    Rate
    46%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    28%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  14. Rank
    313
    School

    Franklin University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    13 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    15%
    Retention
    Rate
    47%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    11%
    Default
    Rate
    12%
  15. Rank
    314
    School

    Baker College of Flint

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    16 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    11%
    Retention
    Rate
    51%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    70%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  16. Rank
    315
    School

    Granite State College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    11 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    9%
    Retention
    Rate
    60%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    10%
  17. Rank
    316
    School

    University of Maryland-University College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    17 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    3%
    Retention
    Rate
    36%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    11%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  18. Rank
    317
    School

    City University of Seattle

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    0%
    Retention
    Rate
    40%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    5%
  19. Rank
    318
    School

    Trine University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    0%
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    70%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    25%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  20. Rank
    319
    School

    Alliant International University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    13 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    44%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    50%
    Default
    Rate
    3%
  21. Rank
    320
    School

    Allied American University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    80%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    0%
  22. Rank
    321
    School

    Aspen University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    13 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    100%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    3%
  23. Rank
    322
    School

    Brandman University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    N/A
    Acceptance
    Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    71%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    N/A
    Default
    Rate
    4%
  24. Rank
    323
    School

    California College San Diego

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    50%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    77%
    Default
    Rate
    26%
  25. Rank
    324
    School

    Herzing University-Kenosha

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    16 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    65%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    67%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    21%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  26. Rank
    325
    School

    University of Houston-Victoria

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    17 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    48%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    19%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    90%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more